9/8/21

Fall Colors Bookmark

Check out my new bookmark, inspired by fall leaves. 


I made it to answer two questions: 
  • Does a white gel pen write over acrylic paint? (Yes.)
  • Does using a tassel maker improve the tassel-making process? (Yes.)

I like trying new techniques on a bookmark because you really can't mess it up. Worse case, you paint over it and try again. Or you live with an ugly (but still functional) bookmark. Fortunately, this turned out exactly as I'd hoped. Affiliate links below. 


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Fall Colors Bookmark


Materials:


Steps:


Dot a generous amount of yellow and orange acrylic paints on a piece of watercolor paper. Gently spread them with a pouncing motion until you are happy with the colors. The surface should be smooth, without lumps of paint. Let the paper dry completely. 


Cut off a piece the size you want your bookmark to be. Doodle leaf patterns in different directions using the gelly roll pen. 


Use the Crop-a-Dile to punch a hole at the top of the bookmark. 

Follow the directions on the tassel maker to make a 3" tassel, then attach it to the bookmark. The folks at Plaid sent me the tassel maker to try. I wasn't sure that I needed it, as I usually just use my right hand to wrap the yarn for the tassel. But I discovered that the tool does indeed make the process easier. It's no surprise that using both hands to tie off the tassel is easier than having one hand literally tied up during the process! 


Tomorrow I'll show you what I made with the paper that was left after I cut off a strip for my bookmark. 

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